Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:27:42 +0000
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZPlanning a trip to France in the winter? It's a great time to visit, so here's what to expect. All you need to know from cheap airfares to winter sports, fun festivals and Christmas fairs.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance has the best smart and stylish naturist resorts, and the coastline and weather. Discover the best naturist and nudism resorts in France.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZWhen at a Paris cafe, to tip or not to tip? Here's a guide on tipping at restaurants, in taxis, at hotels and more in Paris and France.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance in February can be beautiful, and whatever you choose it to be. Ski in the famous resorts; take in the carnivals and shop for bargains in the annual sales.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe South of France is a relaxing and beautiful place, an amazing mix of large cities, coastal towns and hilltop villages. This tour itinerary takes you through the best of the region.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZNorth France is famous for its Christmas Markets with plenty of Brits stocking up for the holiday season. Here are the region's top markets to visit.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe language barrier might prevent you from ordering the right coffee on the menu. Find out how to order coffee in France, be it a cafe au lait or espresso.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThere are 7 main mountain ranges of France, running from the mighty Alps to the granite Morvan in Burgundy. All are both winter and summer playgrounds.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZChristmas markets bring a wonderful sparkle to cities and towns throughout France. Here are the 2015-2016 dates for the top French Christmas Markets.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZTop 10 Nice attractions from the Promenade des Anglais to the Matisse Museum. Nice is a fabulous city to visit all year round.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZCap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter is a nudist village unto itself, with its own grocery stores, bank, bakeries, nightclubs, yacht harbor and more.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZStrasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavours of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZIn planning your first trip to France, here are seven things to avoid that might make your visit less enjoyable.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance is a wonderful country to visit. But be prepared for the bad, the ugly and the smelly before your visit. Find out all the gory details to avoid.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZApril is a wonderful month to visit France. Check out this guide to the weather, what to pack, and what to see as Spring arrives in France.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZDiscover the top ten sites in Provence. See Roman marvels, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and national parks, river gorges and abbeys set in peaceful fields of lavender.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZWant to bank naked? Shop naked? Dine naked? Buy baguettes at a brasserie naked? Visit Cap d'Agde, the world's capital of nudism.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZWhen in France, do as the French as much as you can. Don't fight the French system, embrace the culture and you will look far less like a tourist and enjoy yourself more.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZCheck the TGV route map for destinations and times to major cities in France. The TGV high-speed train serves most major cities of France. It also connects with express and local trains and connects to other European countries.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZIf you visit France one thing is certain: you'll be spending money. Make sure you get the most bang for your euro by following these DOs and DON'Ts to exchange euros.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThere are plenty of stereotypes about the French but don't be fooled by myths and urban legends. Here's the list of some of the most popular, and counter-claims from us.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance has beautiful rivers flowing through its towns and villages. The longest rivers flow into the sea. Here are the top five, plus a few more.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZTry these saving tips for a budget stay in France. Check out lodging options, dining options, City Passes and public transport.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZMarch can be the last chance until fall to visit France on a budget. Here's a guide to weather, events and celebrations in March.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZA Guide to France in November, what to pack, what weather to expect and some of the exciting festivals and events to look out for.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe French Riviera on the Mediterranean Cote d'Azur coast is one of the most popular visitor destinations in France. It's easy to see why.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZHalloween in France is a low-key affair. Find out about France's Halloween history, modern-day customs and how to plan a Halloween visit.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThere are several differences between the French table manners and eating habits and American dinner etiquette. Here is a comparison.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZGo naked or topless in France where it's the norm on many beaches. Find out what you need to know before you expose all in this bare-skin-friendly country.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZWhen entering France, there is a limit on items tourists can bring into the country without paying a duty. Here are some tips on customs regulations in France.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZUsing a toilet may seem the simplest of tasks, but French plumbing can catch you out. Find out what forms the johns take, how to flush, how much it might cost and more.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZWeather in France can be crucial to your vacation. Get detailed weather data on major French cities to plan your trip including rainfall, snow and temperatures..
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZAny trip to France means considering the issue of euro vs. dollar for American travellers. So read this in advance and you might save enough for that top hotel and Michelin meals.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance in December is a magical time with Christmas markets, sparkling streets and outdoor skating rinks. The skiing seasons starts and New Years Eve is a party.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZGuide to the top 6 things to do in Antibes from a walk through the old town to the Provencal market, from the Cap d'Antibes to Marineland and more.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZConsult this essential vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZMay is a wonderful month to visit France. Here is a guide to events, festivals and activities to keep visitors busy, including the Cannes Film Festival.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe quaint Ile Saint-Louis is a delightful island next to the Ile de la Cite. It's a wonderful oasis from the rush of the city, full of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. And it has its own ice cream.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance is a bargain shopper's paradise if you know what to look for. Try the major outlet and discount malls dotted all round France, flea markets and local sales.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe largest French cities feature a wide variety of wonderful French destinations, from the most-visited Paris to the Mediterranean city of Nice to the German-influenced Strasbourg. Here is a list of the largest French cities.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZOne of the best reasons to visit France is the wine. Here is information on the top regions, plus suggestions of tours, sights and routes.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZCarcassonne is a perfect medieval city. Visit Europe's largest fortified city still standing today and one of France's major tourist draws.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe French eat rich foods, drink lots of wine and smoke. So why are they so thin and fit? Find out about the French diet, and the secrets to why it works.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZIf you're planning a trip to France, take a quick look at this guide to each month in France. It will give you a brief idea of what to expect and links to more detailed information.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZVisit France in January when half the country celebrates the ski season in the glorious, snow-covered Alps and the other half enjoys the semi-annual sales.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZWhen in France, do as the French. If you know the hours of shops, museums, attractions and restaurants you won't be caught out. Use this guide to typical opening hours.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZYou'll find your own remote, undiscovered places, but here's my selections of the most underrated destinations in France, starting with the Auvergne.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZA visitor's guide to the top artists museums in and around Nice from Renoir to Chagall, plus suggestions of nearby restaurants.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZNice is the Queen of the Riviera. But if you have time, try these easy days out from Nice and explore this wonderful part of southern France a little more. Start with Antibes.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZGet naughty during your next visit to Paris; visit the notorious Pigalle Place, an epicenter of sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and the Moulin Rouge.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZGood, cheap restaurants in Nice. Try this guide to where you can eat great value food just like a local in the old town of Nice.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZRomantic Paris is one of the best cities in the world for couples and lovers. Find out the best spots to stay, eat, kiss and love your sweetheart.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZNice for Food Lovers. If you're a foodie, Nice on the Mediterranean coast is for you. Here is a guide to market shopping, restaurants and a great cooking class.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZA guide to visiting France and Paris in October. What to pack, what to look out for, what the weather might do and some highlights from a very busy French calendar.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France is an undiscovered gem with breathtaking coastline, some of France's best cuisine, rich medieval history and amazing architecture.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZOne of Nice's most divine pleasures is wandering the outdoor markets along the Cours Selaya. Find out the hours, details and themes for the various markets throughout Nice.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZMake that next trip to France (or elsewhere in Europe) go as smoothly as possible. These are items that you simply must have before hitting France. Check this travel packing list of what to pack for a France trip.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZHere is the guide to the best-kept Paris shopping secrets. Check out how and where to shop for bargain fashions in Paris.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe Moulin Rouge cabaret show is easily one of Paris' most famous nightlife activities, but tickets can be hard to get. Here are various tickets and packages.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZPerpignan, near the Spanish border, is also part of Catalonia, the region that takes in both France and Spain. With its distinct identity, Perpignan is different from the other Mediterranean cities.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZGuide to Antibes on the Cote d'Azur in the south of France. It has everything: fortifications, winding streets, a great market, beaches and restaurants.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe Louvre Museum in Paris is immense and the most visited art museum in the world. Find out how to get the most out of a visit to the Louvre with this guide.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance tours provide a chance to enjoy sightseeing in France, whether you want a walking tour of one city or a major tour itinerary circling the country. Here is a list of top France tours, sightseeing tours and suggested France tour itineraries.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFall is an ideal time to visit France when the trees are changing to their glorious autumn colours. This is also the grape harvest season with festivals around the country.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZIs France safe after the Bastille Day attack in Nice. Here is information to help you decide if you will travel to France this year and how to keep safe.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZRevisit the Middle Ages with a trip to one of Southern France's medieval villages, filled with castles, moats, spires and more.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZMontpellier, France is a bustling and vibrant city in the South of France often overshadowed by neighbouring cities in Provence,but it is well worth a visit.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance in December is magical with bright lights, sparkling shop windows and those famous Christmas markets. It's also the start of the skiing season.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZArgeles-Gazost, France might be a bit small, but it has a lot to offer. It has a cute and compact downtown lined with shops and cafés, a thermal spa and a casino. It is close to ski slopes, a medieval abbey, several lakes and numerous mountain peaks. Nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains just a short drive south of Lourdes and close to skiing, this makes an excellent getaway spot for nature-lovers who also prefer to be based in a civilized and charming town.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance's top car museums include the Schlumpf collection, the largest in the world. Check out where to see treasures like Panhards, De Dions, Benzs.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance is a country of romantic cities for couples. Paris heads the list, but also visit Nice, Aix-en-Provence and Annecy for the good life.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance has 41 very varied UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here's my top selection, but check out the complete list here and see which are your favorites.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZCost of Travel Accommodation in France. Check out this Hotel Price Guide when you book your accommodation in France.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZLille is one of north France’s most delightful cities. The capital of French Flanders is full of attractions in the city and nearby. Here is my list of the best.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThere are several movies that capture the intensity and drama of the D-Day Invasion. Relive that day in history with these top films about D-Day.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThere are dozens of spas in France, ranging from upscale spa resort hotels to charming small spa villages that have relaxed visitors since the days of the Ancient Romans. Find out which spas are tops for your next ultra-relaxing vacation.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is rightly popular. The top ten attractions include chateaux, gardens, vineyards, food, wine and cycling the Loire route
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZHere's a list of the best authentic French champagnes for every budget. You'll be set for the holidays, New Year's Eve, celebrations or just for fun.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZTop 20 most popular French Cities for international visitors begins with Paris. The capital, the city of light, is one of the world's favorite destinations.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe white stone chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire is beautiful. In the heart of the Loire Valley, it's famous for its annual International Garden Festival.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZProvence is a gorgeous region, and one of the most popular in France. Visit old abbeys in lavender fields, fortified villages on rocky hillsides, gorges, rivers and top castle hotels.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe Loire Valley is a wonderful place to visit, with its chateaux and their gardens and parks the top attraction. From the Middle Ages French nobles and kings built glorious palaces along the river banks.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZIf you want a short trip outside Paris, try any of these suggestions. You can go for a day trip, or stay overnight for easy sightseeing outside the capital.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZSaint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFood shopping Nice is a real pleasure. Apart from the fresh produce in the open air market in Cours Saleya, there are olive, chocolate and speciality shops to explore.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe Impressionist painter, Pierre Auguste Renoir, spent his last years in Cagnes-sur-Mer at Les Collettes, a charming farmhouse, now the Renoir Museum.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZRoman France or Gaul was vitally important to the ancient Roman Empire. The ancient Romans built magnificent cities and left superb engineering works. Here is my list of the top Roman sites.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZPeople might claim the French are rude, but they are very pleasant, polite and helpful. Follow these tips for bringing out the nice side of the French.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZThe magnificent castles or chateaux that line the mighty River Loire are a major attraction in summer. But happily, some stay open in the winter as well. And in winter, you have the rooms to yourselves so you feel the ghosts of the great figures of the past walking beside you through the echoing, empty rooms. Here are four of the most magnificent that remain open.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZPlan a visit to Caen, Normandy. Caen is a delightful town, rebuilt after World War II, and famous for William the Conqueror, hero of the Battle of Hastings of 1066, and for the D-Day Normandy Landings in 1944.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZWhy do France the hard way? Get some help with these France travel tips on getting around, choosing your area, city or seaside, packing checklists and more.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZTop Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZParis markets are a way of life. They range from fresh fruit, veg and flowers to antique and flea markets, taking in local produce and artisan items.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZNice Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world. It's a glorious 12-day party taking over the Queen of the Riviera. Different days from February 11 to 26, 2017.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZAmerican tourists are concerned about not fitting in with inappropriate shoes. Find out what is and isn't appropriate for travelers when visiting France.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFind out how and if you can use your cell phone in France. Plus tips on how to rent a phone in France and buying a SIM Card, all of which will save you money.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance used to be heaven for smokers; remember all those old films with smoky, sexy interiors? No longer. Read about the smoking bans in France before reaching for your cigarette.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrance is a paradise for foodies. Between the two weekly markets, the Monoprix, Intermarché, and Ed grocery stores within a fifteen-minute walk, and the big WalMart-esque Carrefour store a short bus ride away, I have greatly enjoyed grocery shopping in France.
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZSix major train stations in Paris link to different destinations. Discover which station to travel from, how to get there and links with French cities
2016-10-27T11:27:42ZFrench cuisine has UNESCO World Heritage status. Check this guide to choosing a restaurant, dishes and drinks, restaurant etiquette, tipping and kids meals.